A family that sticks together no-one will ever quell.
Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Maitland (1759 - 1824) was the Commander-in-Chief of the British expeditionary force to Saint-Domingue and a Colonel of the British 10th West India Regiment (1798 – 1802). "He was an able if unscrupulous man, an experienced and crafty soldier who later became Governor of Malta."
P.S. ...and the West Indians!
Click the above image for more figures.
The Royal British Legion invited WAWI, amongst others, to participate in the opening of the Poppy Appeal Launch on Fri 28 Oct 2011, in front of the Council House (Victoria Square, Birmingham).
The launch was brought forward at the last minute.
** THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES **
Saturday 29th October 2011
Chamberlain Square (Outside Central Library)
The game of Rugby began at Rugby School, Warwickshire, England in 1750.
However, many rugby playing countries had pre-existing football games not dissimilar to rugby. The first Rugby World Cup tournament was not held until 1987, hosted by Australia. Largely due to the support of the Commonwealth Nations, it is now a multi-million pound sport and a major entertainment industry.
An example of where the Commonwealth leads - everyone benefits.
On 19 September, St. Kitts and Nevis will have attained 28 years of full independence from Britain… WAWI would like to wish them all the best and remind everyone that when Britain called they came...
Originating in the 1960's, London's Notting Hill Carnival is Europe's biggest street festival. Led by members of the West Indian community, the event showcases their cultures and traditions.
Visit the official website.
[Photo reproduced under licence from BBC News]